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The Coal Wreck Shipwreck  New York and New Jersey's (Wreck Valley)
Historical and current New York and New Jersey Shipwreck Information and images for scuba divers and fisherman.


The Coal Wreck appears to be the remains of a barge approximately 70 feet long by 30 feet wide. According to Captain John Lachenmeyer, she sits in 70 feet of water and has become a decent lobster wreck.

A short distance away, approximately 300 feet, is the remains of the  Arnoff wreck. On this site, divers will find a large fluted anchor, a pile of anchor chain and a deck winch. The area has a slightly silty bottom. Although a bell was recovered from this site, it had no markings that would help to identify her.


Fred Belise and Jamie Arkins with rudder post salvaged from the Coal Wreck. This artifact was raised with two 2000 pound Subsalve Lift bags and then towed back to port. Photo by Dan Berg

Capt. Steve Bielenda with Bell from the Coal Wreck. Photo by Dan Berg





The Wreck Valley crew used a 2000 pound lift bag to recover the wrecks stern post with three brass rudder gudgeons.






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